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Penalty Kicks Push Butler Past Valpo in Horizon League Tournament
Luisa Desario heads home the match's first goal. (Aaron Leavitt)
Luisa Desario heads home the match's first goal. (Aaron Leavitt)
Butler (8-9-2)
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Valparaiso (8-6-5)
11/1/2011 | Valparaiso, Ind. | Attendance: 132
1st2nd1OT 2OT 3OT Final
Butler200002
Valparaiso200002
Scoring
VALPO17:52DESARIO, Luisa (KENYON, Abby )
VALPO19:25PEDERSEN, Casey
BU28:16SCOTT, Rachel (GRISWOLD, Katie )
BU39:32COLOSIMO, Olivia
GoalkeepersMinGASv
BUBURTON, Julie110:0027
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen110:0024
Stats at a GlanceBUVALPO
Shots (on Goal)20 (6)17 (9)
Saves74
Offsides00
Corner Kicks65
Fouls2017
Yellow Cards02
Abby Kenyon had an assist in the quarterfinal match. (Aaron Leavitt)
Abby Kenyon had an assist in the quarterfinal match. (Aaron Leavitt)

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Two halves and two overtimes were not enough to settle the Horizon League quarterfinals on Tuesday afternoon, and after eight rounds of penalty kicks Butler defeated Valparaiso 5-4 in the shootout at Eastgate Field after the two sides played to a 2-2 draw through 110 minutes. 

Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) saved Butler’s first kick in the shootout while Valpo made its first three tries.  Tied at three after the Bulldogs’ fourth attempt, Butler’s Julie Burton made a stop of the Crusaders’ fourth attempt.  Both keepers saved the fifth attempts and the shootout went to sudden death.

Round six saw Butler’s Caroline Kowal and Valpo’s Amanda Ulin (Solon, Iowa/Solon H.S.) trade makes before round seven saw Manski make a save while the Crusaders missed wide left.  Rachael Melendez converted what would be the match-winner in round eight while Valpo’s attempt to tie hit the goal post.

“Penalty kicks are always a difficult way to decide a match,” head coach John Marovich said afterwards.  “I respect each and every kid that steps up and takes one.  They took the full responsibility to put their team on their shoulders.  It’s a hard way to end the season because the battled so hard all season long.”

Valpo struck first just under 18 minutes into the match.  Abby Kenyon (Canton, Ohio/Jackson H.S.) flipped the throw-in deep into the goal mouth and Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) got her head on the ball and beat Burton to make it 1-0 Crusaders.

Just 1:32 later, the Crusaders added to their advantage.  Casey Pedersen (Northville, Mich./Mercy H.S.) collected a loose ball about 40 yards from goal and fired a blast into the back of the net.

Brooke Henderson (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake H.S.) nearly made it 3-0 Crusaders two minutes later, hitting the post with a shot.

Butler, the tournament’s sixth seed, cut the Valpo lead to 2-1 at the 28:16 mark as Rachel Scott knocked home a rebound in the box from a Katie Griswold shot.

Olivia Colosimo tied the match at two just 5:28 before halftime converting a free kick from the top of the 18-yard box.

“We battled really hard to score two early goals, unfortunately we gave a couple away late in the half,” Marovich added.

The Bulldogs outshot Valpo 14-8 in the opening stanza, with both Manski and Burton making three saves.

Valpo, the three seed in the tournament, outshot Butler 6-3 in the second half, forcing Burton to make four more saves to force overtime.

In the first extra session, Kesley Draper (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg H.S.) hit the crossbar with just over two minutes remaining and Laura Romberg’s (Vernon Hills, Ill./Vernon Hills H.S.) rebound attempt went just high.

Neither team had a quality chance in the second overtime, and the match went to penalty kicks.

Butler outshot Valpo 20-17 for the match with Burton making seven saves while Manski had four stops.

We wanted to give the campus a Horizon League Tournament win today,” Marovich concluded.  “Everyone was so supportive and we wanted to thank everyone that took time out on a Tuesday afternoon to come out and watch us.  Unfortunately it didn’t happen.”

With the match officially going in the record books as a tie, Valpo finishes the year with three straight draws and an 8-6-5 record.

Butler (8-9-2) advances to the semifinals on Friday evening to face top-seeded Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wis.

Match Notes: This was Valpo’s third penalty kick shootout all-time, defeating Oakland 4-2 in the Mid-Continent Conference semifinals in 1999 while falling to Youngstown State 5-4 in the first round in 2008 … Butler holds a 6-3-1 all-time series advantage between the two schools … Tracy Roos (Centennial, Colo./Cherry Creek H.S.) concluded her career starting all 77 matches of her career, ranking fourth on the all-time charts … she finished sixth all-time on the career matches played list as well … Desario’s goal was the 14th of her career, tying her for sixth on the all-time list with teammate Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) and Sarah Jewell (2006-2009) … Desario also has 35 career points now, tied with Lindsay Holley (2001-2004) for seventh all-time … Pedersen’s goal was the eighth of her Valpo career and she graduates with 21 career points … Manski finished the season with a 0.92 goals against average, third on the single season charts … Valpo has tied seven straight overtime matches dating back to 2010.

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Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo